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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Ed is in Hospice

Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” (Matthew 13:52)

Ed's hat.

I received news today that the founder of this blog, the Rev. Edward F. Lundwall, Jr. is in hospice. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

Ed is a retired Army Chaplain and a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He is 93 years old. He and his late wife, Marionette, were Baptist home missionaries for nine years. They have three children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. 

Ed pastored Disciple Baptist Church in Chattannooga, Tennessee, a laboratory effort to study Biblical discipleship and how to apply it to the Church. He holds a B.S., a M.RE, and a M.Div degree and is a freelance writer specializing in discipleship.

This blog began on 27 July 2013 as the cooperative effort of Ed Lundwall, Hope Ellen Rapson, and Alice C. Linsley. The three met in the summer 2013 in Rossville, Georgia for brunch, and after the meal, Ed invited us to his home where we saw the extent of his writings on discipleship. There was an entire wall with floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with notebooks. As we chatted and perused the volumes, Hope and Alice realized that this dear disciple of Jesus Christ deserved a wider readership. Hope was an English teacher and Alice had experience with blogs. The plan was to make Ed's writings accessible to a wider audience.

This blog isn't sexy. It isn't provocative. There is nothing here to thrill those energized by polemic and politics. The posts are about developing a biblical lifestyle as a disciple of Jesus Christ. They are somewhat old-fashioned, with the flavor of good ol' time religion. The material is practical. It can be used for daily devotions, for Bible study, and to teach Sunday School classes.

The posts do not reflect a specific denomination. We draw on resources from many Christian traditions: Anglican, Baptist, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan. It is our intention that every article be biblical, honest, and edifying.

May God bless you as you read the posts.

Alice C. Linsley, Administrator


  1. With Great Joy, Ed is now with Jesus, his journey was difficult, long, but now rests in JOY unspeakable...

  2. I am very grateful for Ed's ministry, and I know many have been blessed by it.